Secnidazole - Drug Information

Generic Name : Secnidazole
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Latest prescription information about Secnidazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiretroviral Agents
Drug Information

Trade Name(s): 

India : 


International : 

Ambese, Amebin, Amecdal, Bianos, Daksol, Deprozol, Ecuzol, Esnidazol, Fazol, Flagentyl, Gisistin, Gynerium, Italnidazol, Maxidazol, Minovag, Pazidol, Raserdazol, Sabima, Secdazol, Secnichem, Secnidal, Secnidazol Calox, Secnidazol Genfar, Secnidazol MK, Secnihexal, Secnivax, Seczol, Strebenzol, Tagera Forte, Unidazol, Xamex, Yardel

Other Name : 

Secnidazolum, Secnidazol.

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is an antiamoebic agent, prescribed for giardiasis and amoebiasis.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Pregnancy Category :






Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Adult: PO- Invasive amoebiasis- The recommended dose is 1.5 g/day for 5 days. Amoebiasis; Giardiasis; Trichomoniasis Single dose of 2 gm.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood disorder.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 

- Nausea, mouth ulcer and stomach pain.

- Hives, rashes and decreased white blood cell counts.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature.


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this site gives open information, ease of access, which is even not available in recommended books.. like secnidazole is not mention in lipincot.katzung .
Sannagul  Thursday, November 21, 2013
if secnidazol used in amoebic dysentery
ema6530  Thursday, August 29, 2013
I react to metronidazole by having hives,so the dosage was stopped.
Now I was asked to take secnidazole, is it possible that I will react to it too?
Njide  Wednesday, March 13, 2013
what will happen if i take the tablet while breastfeeding. what will happen to my baby
renee77  Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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